The band's own newsletter, the 'Mouthpiece', Editor Keith Jones, produced a 100th Edition, which reviewed a few matters over the years. Here are just a few of them:

The January issue 1990 reviews 1989 and how one of their members was stopped and searched by the police on his way home from band practice, thinking his trombone case might contain some swag.In February Bram Wiggins was engaged to take the band to the area qualifier, the test piece was 'Summer Fantasy'. The Band was placed 12th out of 28 entries.

April covers a major upheaval caused by the resignation of the Lack Family. The band lost Musical Director, Secretary, principal cornet, principal euphonium, solo trombone and back row cornet in one go. July announced the appointment of Colin Stevens as new Musical Director. A foreign tour is being considered.

In February '91 the MK Contest was postponed due to heavy snow. In March the WTB placed 16th out of 28 at the area contest.In April the victory at MK Contest hit the headlines. Band placed first in 4th section, with Simon Gee winning the soloist prize for his rendition of 'Sugar Blues'. The WTB plays at unveiling of the Bloomer Steam Engine outside the CMK Railway Station in October.

1992 was a busy year in contesting and in August the band went on the Rheinland Reise in Germany to play in Koblenz, Ruedesheim, Bad Neuenahr and Boppard. In November the band moved to a new home, the than recently completed Old Bath House and Community Centre.

1993 proved to be equaly busy. Susan Snoxell joins the band in January, followed by Byron Cox in November. Ben Cox won the beginners class, Alex Weston the learners class and Susan Snoxell the open section at the intra-band contest in March. Deep joy in October: 2nd place at the National Finals in Wembley. Richard Birchall came out of retirement to give a quality performance on BBb Bass.

Next to the usual contests in 1994 the band was represented on the Three Counties Radio Quiz and the 10-piece group made a recording for transmisson later that year.

In 1995 the WTB did not participate in the MK Contest, but won 6th place at area contest. This year reported on a German Oompah Evening, the 50th anniversary of VE Day celebrations, prestigious engagements at Blenheim Palace and Abington Park and a burning float at the Banbury Carnival. Julia McManus, Bill Holding, Mike Sanders and Dave Horton all were welcomed to the Band.

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The WTB 1991 in front of the Bloomer Central MK Railway Station
Kurpark Bad Neuenahr, Concert on a revolving stage 15.08.1992
Musik Pavillion in Boppart 16.08.1992
Sound clip of 1980 'Trouble Maker'